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HUGO How Two Boys Learned of Life From a Killer Shark [Kindle Edition]

Michael McEachern , 22MediaLab.com
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (76 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Hugo is the story of two boys, friends since early childhood, and their quest to catch a giant shark that swam the waters of coastal South Carolina during the summer of 1960. From the time they first sighted the behemoth they spent every day and many nights in the creeks, rivers and off the beaches of Beaufort County trying to catch a beast that dwarfed their leaky wooden skiff.

It is a story of a simpler time. The boys’ boat had no depth meter and no compass. There were no cell phones, yet parents routinely allowed their children to vanish “down the river” for days on end to fish and explore and socialize, an easy parental willingness that ended when townspeople began being killed by a shark bigger than anyone had ever seen.

It is a story of adventure, and of a summer that began in innocence, but ended in a tragedy that forced the boys toward manhood.


Product Details

  • File Size: 1206 KB
  • Print Length: 166 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 149229618X
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00EVS91T8
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #307,046 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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4.6 out of 5 stars
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4.6 out of 5 stars
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Hooray for Hugo! December 26, 2013
By MTM717
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I grew up in the Lowcountry of SC but have lived in Manhattan for the past 16 years. I finished this book on a flight home for the holidays and immediately found myself longing to revisit the rivers, creeks and beaches of my childhood. Though I wasn't particularly keen on encountering a great white during my upcoming visit, this story evoked a nostalgia in me I hadn't expected. I can't imagine anyone who wouldn't thoroughly enjoy this quick read and the life lessons recounted in its pages. Thank you Michael McEachern for a story well-told!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars those were the days September 14, 2014
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"Hugo" is a wonderful little book that brings life back to a weary soul. With all the technology we struggle with each day, Michael McEachern, the author , takes you to a simpler time. Not a Huck Finn time, but an era when the old folks and young folks spoke to one-another . If you are a "baby-boomer," you should love this book. But there are no hippie mantras, no confusions about one's place in society, no Beatles, weed or LSD. It' s the story of friends who manage their way through life without having to question authority or tune in or turn on. As two boys go about their daily routine of crabbing, making a few bucks, and fishing, they run into Hugo, a giant shark that terrorizes the community. What tragedies lie ahead?
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Edge of your seat read! September 14, 2013
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My family read this book aloud while on an island camping trip. By the end of the book, we thought we might have to stay there rather than face the waters that could hold a shark like Hugo. We nearly wished our days away to get to the nightly reading. We laughed and cried and decided to only fish from the shore! It was a great read and we all recommend it...from teenagers to forty-somethings.
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Could not put down September 12, 2013
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Once I started reading I could not stop. What started as a typical fisherman's tale of the fish was "this big" turned into a tale that again confirms that I will never swim in the ocean. I had just about put Jaws out of my mind...thanks a lot! Great example of theatre of the mind and again, once I started reading I could not stop. You will enjoy this book!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wow September 5, 2014
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It's been many years since I have been so moved by a book. This is the story of two young men coming of age . It's a story of life, death, friendship, courage, honesty,integrity and sacrifice. The book is magnificently written, truly beautifully done. This one will be remembered for my lifetime. I know that I will read if again like I have with books written by Buck and Steinbeck. I will now write something in a review that I have never said before---if you read only one book this year, make it this one.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Dynamic Ditty! September 8, 2013
By Thuse
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This is one peach of a ditty! It's a hell of a hot southern the summer when two bronzed back teenagers learn some of life's lessons all too quickly. These boys diligently work the salty creeks of the Carolina Lowcountry all the while smoking, cussing, drinking and plotting and planning their way to unimaginable heroic heights. Before long the boys find out that desire has a way of absorbing their hard earned capital and much, much more. An easy read, from an easier era.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars a page turner September 8, 2013
By Artemis
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This is a great story and well told. It kept me engaged to the finish. The work could have been even better with a little more editing.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A great fish tale! September 17, 2013
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A great fish tale! Two boys on a quest that will change their lives. South Carolina coastal islands, engaging characters, suspenseful to the end. Reminiscent of The Old Man and the Sea, Jaws and Stand by Me --- all rolled into one! I thoroughly enjoyed reading Hugo. A definite keeper! Two thumbs up!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars As much about boyhood friendship as sharks
This was a very enjoyable and fairly quick, easy read. It's about sharks, but more about relationships between boyhood friends and their male mentors.
Published 5 days ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic storytelling.
What a wonderful story. I enjoyed it so very much!
Published 5 days ago by T. M. Simmons
5.0 out of 5 stars Great
I loved this book I got confused when they were talking about rigs but it kept me on the edge of my seat the whole time
Published 12 days ago by boysmom
4.0 out of 5 stars Reminiscent of King's 'Stand by me'
I enjoyed this book enough to read it in one sitting. If you're a Shark Week fan you just might dig it. Read more
Published 13 days ago by Kindle Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars Great fish tale.
Took me back to the early 60s when my friends and I were river rats dreaming big dreams. Very enjoyable.
Published 13 days ago by Radarguy
4.0 out of 5 stars Hugo
Colorful characters! The life story of two friends and an amazing summer. An easy read. Enjoyed the book very much.
Published 14 days ago by Jackie
5.0 out of 5 stars hugo
great story. great ending. a quick read. leaves you wondering, did mr. paul do what he did because of destiny?
Published 14 days ago by whatsthat
5.0 out of 5 stars Great read
HUGO How Two Boys Learned of Life From a Killer Shark, was a very enjoyable tale from a simpler time.
Published 14 days ago by StephK
5.0 out of 5 stars It was so well written that I was sad to see it end
What an adventure! "Hugo" is one of those rare books in which I quickly connected with the characters and plot. It was so well written that I was sad to see it end. Read more
Published 15 days ago by Ethan S. Hobgood
5.0 out of 5 stars Well worth reading!
A wonderful story with deep meaning and plot that will stay with you. A great read!
Published 16 days ago by MOC
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